Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF), Fire Engineering and Fire Risk Management Consultants
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Lawrence Webster Forrest
Legion House
Lower Road

Tel: +44 (0)20 8668 8663 Fax: +44 (0)20 8668 8583

Client List

Fire Consultancy services have been provided to the following selection of Client organisations:-

Professional Practice Sector

Aukett Associates Bernard Williams Associates Bouygues (UK) Ltd
Sanderson WeatherallSweett E.C. Harris 
Gardiner & Theobald GVA Jestico Whiles
JLL Knight Frank Land Securities
Trident Building Consultancy MACE McBain Cooper
Faber Mansell Derwent LondonPurcell

Commercial Sector

Aberdeen Asset Managers Airtours Holidays Ltd BUPA Care Homes
Chase  Kleinwort Benson Friends Ivory Sime
United News & Media Plc Helical Bar plcLasmo
JBICJewish Care London Underground
Derwent LondonMars Pension FundScottish Widows
P&ORio TintoUBS Asset Management

Heritage Sector

Cabinet War Rooms English Heritage Historic Royal Palaces Agency
Hon Society of the Inner Temple Imperial War Museum Palace of Westminster
Royal Household Sir John Soames Museum The Bank of England
The British Library The British Museum The National Gallery
The Natural History Museum    

Education Sector

Eton College Girton College Gonville & Caius College
Guildhall University King Edward School Kings College
London University Marlborough School Middlesex University
University of Cambridge University of East London University of Surrey

Industrial Sector

Amylum (UK) Ltd Bowater Industries Plc British Petroleum Plc
G E Lighting Ltd Quest International Sara Lee Household Products Limited
GSK UKUnilever LtdWhitbread 

Retail Sector

Argos Brunel Shopping Centre Chelsea Harbour ­London
Hermes J Sainburys Plc John Lewis Partnership
Kings Walk Mall - London The Bull Ring McDonalds Restaurants
Northern Upholstery Selfridges Vicarage Field Shopping Centre

Healthcare Sector

Barnet Healthcare NHS Trust City & Hackney NHS Trust East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Haringey Healthcare NHS Trust Imperial Cancer Research Fund Kings College Hospital NHS Trust
Mid Essex NHS Trust Mid Sussex NHS Trust National Asthma Campaign
Newham Healthcare NHS Trust Royal Berkshire & Battle NHS Trust Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Tower Hamlets NHS Trust  

Authority Based Sector

Bracknell Forest Borough Council Braintree District Council Brighton & Hove Borough Council
Dept for Culture Media & Sport Greenwich Council L.B. Hammersmith & Fulham
London Borough of Ealing London Borough of Richmond London Borough of Southwark
London Borough of Tower Hamlet NAFFI Reading Borough Council
Royal Borough Kensington & Chelsea Southend Council Welsh Development Agency

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Compartmentation & Life Safety - Part 5

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others working in the building design business, we have been discussing compartmentation. In part 4 of this series, the ways in which compartmentation supports life safety functions in a fire situation were summarised. In part 5, we look at the ways the issue of compartmentation and life safety is covered in the national building regulations, before looking at the spread of fire. 


  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Compartmentation & Fire Hazard Rooms and Areas - Part 39

    In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals, the aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 38 of this series, the importance of fire stopping the joints between fire separating elements such as walls and any openings was discussed. In part 39, we will continue in that area by looking at fire hazard rooms and areas.While most types of buildings require the protection...


  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Content of Fire Training - Part 13

    In LWF’s blog series for those who work in Facilities Management, or who have an interest in or responsibility for Fire Safety, we have been looking at the necessity for staff training and fire drills. In part 12 we looked at the implications of committing to fire safety training in a business or organisation in terms of time commitment. In part 13, the necessary content of the fire safety training sessions is outlined. All comprehensive...


  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Maintenance of Compartmentation - Part 4

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blogs for Architects and others who work in the building design business, we have been looking at compartmentation of buildings to avoid fire spread from the compartment of fire origin to any other area. In part 3 of this series, the fire-resisting performance of elements which go into comprising a fire-resistant compartment was discussed. In part 4, we discuss how a compartment’s integrity is only as good as its ongoing maintenance,...


  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Staff Training & Fire Drills - Part 12

    In LWF’s blog series for those who work in Facilities Management, or who have an interest in or responsibility for fire safety, we have been looking at staff training and fire drills. In part 11 of this series, methods of training were discussed and in part 12, we will continue from that point to discuss the practicalities of who should receive training and how it should be organised.Adequate fire training should be given to...


Case Studies

The Wohl Neuroscience Institute - Fire Safety, Strategy & Engineering
Key Facts: Client: King’s Clinical Neuroscience Institute Project Manager: MACE Ltd Designers: Devereux Architects/Allies and Morrison Approximate Size: 7,400m2 Description of the Project:...

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General Bulletins

Fire - The External Risk
When we consider fire safety, our focus is normally from within, what can we do to prevent the occurrence of fire and how we can limit its damage.  Whilst this is the correct stance to take, we m...

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Technical Bulletins

Evacuation Modelling - Factor in Human Behaviour
Evacuation of buildings can be analyzed in different ways. Approved Document B (ADB) which provides guidance on meeting the requirements of the England and Wales Building Regulations with regard to fi...

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